Centripetal has an opportunistic growth capital investment approach and seeks investments in companies at various stages (early stage, growth stage, late stage) across a wide range of industries, and occasionally makes acquisitions.
Centripetal’s Team, Affiliates and Investing Members are experienced entrepreneurs, financiers, executives and private investors with proven track records of success.
The Centripetal Force (Def): Latin for the "center seeking" force. The Centripetal Force is the radial force needed to create acceleration towards the center, counteracting straight line motion.
Mission: As an investment firm, we seek to generate the Centripetal Force by bringing together: expert people, unique opportunities, and inflection point capital. When combined, we help turn corporate inertia into sustainable growth, increasing future value.
Investment Size: $1-$3 million per round, up to $7-10 milion over the life of a company. $5-10 million per acquistion.
Lead Investor: Centripetal is typically the lead investor, but will co-invest in larger transactions and with other venture funds, seed funds, and angels
Traction: We largely target companies where the Minimal Viable Product (MVP) = 100% complete and market tested, though we occasionally make exceptions. The companies have ideally generated first revenues, proven the basic business model, or have verifiable traction using key performance based metrics.
Capital Efficiency: Minimal capital needed for operations and execution
Target Returns: 5-10x+ return potential
Industry Focus: We seek to diversify our risk by targeting a large range of industries
Managment: Relevant industry experience, serial entrepreneurs (prior successes/failures), committed
Competitive Advantages: Proprietary and/or unfair advantages that create sustainable competitive advantages
Support: Strong support from investors, advisors, and partners
Investments Per Year: Centripetal seeks to make 3-5 investments per year
Added Value: Opportunities where GPs and LPs can add most value - Clients, Employees, Board Members, Advisors, and Strategic Partners. Our investing Members provide hands-on industry and functional expertise to reduce risk and maximize return for the management and shareholders of our portfolio companies.
Co-Investors: Committed capital from notable and/or top performing investors
Follow-on Capital: Require real traction or an exit on horizon
Diversified Risk: Across industries and stages
Markets: Large, growing, and evolving markets where disruptions are happening
Versatility: Companies with multiple avenues for success
Things To Avoid: Managment Distractions, Regulatory Risk, Long Sell Cycles, Capital / Labor Intensive, Long Tech Development Cycles
Liquidity Potential: Targeted <5 Years